Arlington, VA, about five miles outside of D.C., was recently ranked the best city for millennials in 2017, according to Niche.com. The website uses key factors as criteria for why a millennial would want to live there, such as affordability, job prospects, and lifestyle choices such as access to bars and restaurants. Though Arlington was ranked highly for affordability, the District itself did not fare so well.
Political analysts closely watched recent gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey, thinking it would illustrate an outcome for the next presidential election. In both states, Democrats won.
This summer, a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Va. It is one of many events that sparked renewed interest in gun legislation and safety, in both Washington, D.C., and the nation. In a poll conducted in 2015 by the Washington Post, D.C. residents said that “crime has become the biggest problem in Washington.”
When a hurricane hits, destruction of property and displacement are not the only concerns. There are also health issues to consider, ranging from short to long term.